Berak chronicles the aftermath of a suicide.
A grandmother bargains with divine powers to release her son’s soul from hell – failing which, she brings him home. She takes over the reins of bringing up her granddaughter, while keeping her daughter-in-law at bay so as to save her granddaughter all for herself. She tries to instill in her granddaughter the understanding that death is merely a joke, that there’s nothing to cry about as she takes her on a mind trip towards the underworld and purgatory. These personal fantasies of the afterlife are challenged, however, when her granddaughter contracts a terminal illness.
The never-ending days of mourning are brought to lurid, three-dimensional, high-definition life as the agonising wait for the ultimate redemption becomes an imprisonment in the realm between the living and non-living on earth.
Berak is a transcreation of Poop!, originally written by Chong Tze Chien and produced by The Finger Players.
*Performed in Malay with English surtitles
IMDA Rating TBC